Is a shop renovation expensive?

When you are in the retail industry, a shop renovation is simply part of doing business. This is particularly relevant when you lease space in a shopping mall, because new a new shop fit out every so many years, is written into your contract.

You also need new interior fit outs when you first lease a retail space, when your business needs a makeover or when you are rebranding. Even though you have to invest your money in these renovations, it doesn’t mean that they have to cost you an arm and a leg.

One huge tip is to source a reliable and experieinced building company, who specialise in shop renovation. This is because with a builder on your team, you have someone on-site who can sort out any building problems and give you expert advice when it is needed fast.

A builder will also have a team of carpenters, electricians and plumbers all ready to work on your shop fit out, so you don’t have to source any of these yourself. They will also have access to wholesale prices on building and construction materials, saving you even more money by not buying retail.

So how do you source an experienced builder for your next shop renovation?

If you have already used a builder on previous fit outs, then you can ask them for a quote and compare it with at least two other quotes from new builders. As with any renovation, it is sensible to source three different quotes so you are sure that you are receiving value for money.

To locate other building companies who specialise in interior fit outs, you can ask other shop owners in your network to give you recommendations and also search online as well. You will want to check their websites, to make sure that they do have experience in renovating retail shops and also read their client testimonials.

Lastly, arrange a meeting with them so you can decide whether or not you would work well together, as this is an important part of any renovation. Once you have found your builder – it is full steam ahead for your new store fit out.